Monday, August 13, 2007
Home Spun comic strip #125
I've mentioned before that I've had 3 completely different birth experiences. My first was in a hospital, my second was at a birthing center, and my third was at home. All were unmedicated. All came with their own set of thoughts that worried my mind. These were unusual for the third. Where I was afraid to get stuck in traffic going to the hospital or birthing center for the first two, I was afraid of my labor starting away from home for the third. I also was living my pre-Flylady existence, with lots of stacks of clutter on every table. Since my midwife was a bridge away, I also worried about my labor starting at rush hour and progressing before she could get there. I worried about others thinking I was crazy to even consider a homebirth. Luckily, I didn't let my fears get in the way of my determination. I had my youngest child exactly as I had always wanted to. At home with a midwife. And it only took me three kids to get my way.